It may have taken him a few years to fulfill his potential, but D'Angelo Russell wants everyone to know he was always going to get here.
"I'm built for this s---!" Russell declared Tuesday night, and nobody could deny it after he led the Nets on an epic 28-point comeback by scoring 27 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter as the Nets stunned the Kings, 123-121.
"I'M BUILT FOR THIS S---!" 🔥- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2019
Big mood after leading the largest comeback in team history pic.twitter.com/zNK1V4undb
The No. 2 overall pick from the 2015 NBA Draft has been enjoying a breakout campaign, being named an All-Star for the first time. The 23-year-old point guard is averaging 20.7 points per game, 6.9 assists per game and has made 202 3-pointers, which is a Nets single-season record.
His 44 points set a new career-high, and his 27 points in the fourth were the most he's ever scored in a quarter. Brooklyn trailed by 25 entering the fourth quarter, making their fourth-quarter comeback the largest in franchise history.
Russell also had 12 assists. He became the first Nets player to record at least 44 points and 12 assists in a game since Stephon Marbury did it on Feb. 13, 2001 against the Lakers.